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  1. a person or thing that copies; copyist.
  2. photocopier.
  3. copying machine.
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Origin of copier

First recorded in 1590–1600; copy + -er1
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Examples from the Web for copier

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  • They go to you as they came out of the hand of the Copier, without pointing or marking.

    The Group

    Mercy Warren

  • Probably not the author but the copier of the MS.: see Notes.

  • With a limited demand, the compensation to the copier was sufficient, and the cost to the purchaser moderate.

  • I very much suspect the fidelity of the copier—there is something more, that has not been told, depend upon it.


    Frederick Marryat

  • I very much suspect the fidelity of the copier--there is something more that has not been told, depend upon it.


    Captain Frederick Marryat

British Dictionary definitions for copier


  1. a person or device that copies
  2. another word for copyist
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Word Origin and History for copier


1590s, agent noun from copy (v.).

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